On this podcast episode, I have my good friend Syed Balkhi in to discuss the necessary strategies to scale up your WordPress business.
Syed Balkhi is a hugely successful and award-winning entrepreneur running several 8-figure online businesses. He is the founder of WPBeginners, List25, OptinMonster, EnviraGallery, and many others. He started his entrepreneurial journey at 9 with a small snack shop in his neighborhood and has since become one of the most notable online entrepreneurs.
What are you going to learn in this podcast?
- How Syed started WPBeginners.
- How to find a partner for your business.
- How to come up with new product ideas (real-life experiences).
- Should you purchase an existing company or build something from scratch?
- Should you stop working on your blog after launching your product?
- Important tips on managing and growing partnerships.
And a lot of other great insights that you can only hear on this ShoutMeLoud podcast.
1:22 – Syed remembers how he started WPBeginner as an answer to all the questions his existing clients had.
3:05 – Syed received 80,000 unique visitors from Digg when he first started blogging.
3.24 – Syed talks about launching his products like OptinMonster while running his blog.
4:42 – “Your blog is your media.”
5:49 – Benefits of running your affiliate program on an affiliate marketplace rather than having your own affiliate program.
7:17 – Syed’s ideas behind purchasing a company rather than starting one from scratch.
12:57 – What should be the exit strategy in a partnership firm?
13:24 – Syed’s message to all the bloggers who are starting out and who want to scale up fast.
Know your audience completely. Always solve a problem for your readers. Don’t just create a product because others are doing it.
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This podcast was originally published on BYOBTalk.com. B.Y.O.B. (Be Your Own Boss) Talk is the brain-child of Harsh Agrawal. This is where you can hear invaluable and unfiltered advice and suggestions about growing, managing, and marketing your brand, as well as thriving in your life, all from the best CEOs, entrepreneurs, and marketers around the globe.